Avoid the Back-to-Work Blues


We’ve all been there, panicking during what should be a fun,relaxing vacation when we know an avalanche of work will be facing us upon returning to the office. Here are some tips to ensure your productivity:

 

  • Plan ahead. Make a list of things that must be done before you leave. Work with your boss to delegate assignments to other team members in your absence.
  • Spread the word. Let business contacts know in advance of your absence. Make sure you have out-of-office messages for your voice mail and e-mail that include a colleague’s information.
  • Prevent technical snafus. Change any soon-to-expire passwords before you leave. Check the storage on your email. Make sure you have enough space for any large attachments you might receive.
  • Take an extra day. Avoid returning from vacation the night before you plan to return to work.
  • Reorient yourself slowly. Unless something urgent comes up, spend a few hours refreshing your memory about projects and deadlines.

 

Source: CareerBuilder.com.

 

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TAX PRACTICE CORNER

More R&D tax help

"Can I use the R&D credit?" PATH Act enhancements make the credit more attractive to a wider range of taxpayers.

QUIZ

Learn to choose between ‘who’ and ‘whom’

Writers can stumble over who and whom (or whoever and whomever). If you write for business, this quiz can help make your copy above reproach.